SPRING GUIDE #2 What’s UP & Events Upbeat Times in Murphy’s, CA!

Sonoma-Marin Fair Announces 2019 Concert Series

by Christy Gentry

PETALUMA, CA. ~ For eighty years the Sonoma-Ma- rin Fair has been rocking Petaluma

with its summer

I’m in front of the old historic Murphys Hotel, an old stage- coach stop dating back to the mid 1800’s. There are so many stories of the gold rush era, famous people that have stayed here, and even some haunted rooms at the old hotel still in operation today. Murphys is a quaint little town with friendly people, shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. ~ Rose Lamana of Sonoma County

concert series and this year’s line-up of award-winning art- ists is the perfect group for the big celebration. Join fellow fairgoers for everything from throwback hits to collabora- tive jams from June 19-23 on the Petaluma Stage each night at 8 p.m. This year’s artists in- clude Loverboy, Sammy Ker- shaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Lifehouse, and David Lee Murphy. Hitting the Petaluma Stage on opening night is award-win- ning Loverboy ready to rock the crowd on Wednesday, June 19. With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning

four multi-platinum

plaques, including the four- million-selling “Get Lucky”, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, “Keep It Up” and “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.” Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Work-


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ing for the Weekend,” arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot To- nite,” and “Turn Me Loose.” Loverboy still holds a record of six Juno awards and since 1992; the band has maintained a steady road presence. In March 2009, the group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame. But it is Loverboy’s reputation as a live act, which has always been its calling card, as the group continues to entertain fans of all ages. With new competitions and contests, FREE concerts, un- limited carnival rides, and de- licious fair food you will want to come all 5 fun-filled days. Enjoy heart-warming enter- tainment during the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest, the thrill of Sprint Car Racing, and the joy of connecting with our local agricultural community. For details, visit or call (707) 283-3247. Be the first to know about all of the fun by following us on Facebook, In- stagram, and Twitter.

JOKES & Humor #4 A dog walked in to the telegram office one day. He took out a blank form and wrote on it:

“Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.”

Then he handed it to the clerk. The clerk examined the paper and said to the dog, “You know there are only nine words here? You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.”

The dog replied, “But that would make no sense at all!”

Facts & Trivia #3

Barracuda are about 20 species of long, thin, fierce fish, with sharp fang-like teeth. They range in size up to 6 feet long and up to 150 pounds. They are found in the warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean waters.

The largest Barracuda caught by rod was a great Barracuda that weighed 85 pounds, caught off Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. It was caught on April 11, 1992.

There are more than 16,000 species of bees.

It takes more than 1.2 mil- lion bee hives to pollinate California’s almond crop.

Utah is known as the beehive state. The Beehive was designated as the Official State Emblem of Utah in 1959.

he number of U.S. bee colonies producing honey in 2018 was 2.63 million (based on beekeepers who manage five or more colonies).

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~ Winston S. Churchill

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